Sunday, October 01, 2006

Quit Smoking Update

For Those Who Care

Its been 2 months now. Completely smoke free!

Petered out the last of the nicotine patches this past week. Still chewing a piece of gum occasionaly. But have not had a cigarette, cigar, pipe-bowl, chew-chaw or anything else in two full months.

It was easier than I thought.


Tony said...

Good for you man. The only thing more satisfying to quit is a job!

Still, awesome. Look forward to many more years of the X-man. No homo.

Kristine said...

Wow, easier than you thought? That's awesome - congratulations! I've always heard it is THEE hardest thing to quit.

emawkc said...

XO- You may have quit somoking, but I still can't quit you (no homo - for Tony's sake).

Faith said...

Congrats on being able to keep up with it! Hopefully, you're already experiencing many of the benefits of being able to remain smoke-free, like walking up stairs without having to rest frequently, doing that working out you'd been wanting to do, etc...

Hope you've been rewarding yourself in fun ways for your accomplishment, man. Me, I like to reward myself with pedicures. I'd imagine you might do something different, but really, have you ever HAD a pedicure? They really are the bomb.

Heather said...

Congrats on your success!!!

Now, I won't have to take care of you while you are coughing up your right lung. :o)

gwadzilla said...

I thought smoking was a cool guy prop

people alone in bars smoking are dramtic

us non-smokers
we just do not look as cool
we live longer
but we do not look as cool

Xavier Onassis said...

Thanks Tony! I look back in nostalgia to those early days when I would go into work after two weeks on the job and say "That bitch over in payroll looked at me funny again. I QUIT! I DON'T NEED THIS SHIT!"

kristine - Yep. Much easier. But you have to have the personal motivation. You have to be quitting because YOU REALLY WANT to quit. Not because you "know you should" or someone else is telling you you should. You have to really want it. And you need the patches and gum. They help a lot.

emaw - thought anymore about that cattle ranch that we exchanged inapropriate emails about? CALL ME! ;)

faith - Thank you dear. I noticed almost immediate improvements. But I've also been a bit frustrated over the fact that I am still sometimes short of breath, still having coughing spasms, etc.

I have to keep reminding myself that I smoked 1-2 packs a day for about 35 years. I've only been a non-smoker for 2 months. I have no doubt that I will continue to improve...slowly. But I won't be running any marathons.

heather - Don't be so sure. You're not off the hook yet! I may have waited too long to quit to avoid that. But I'll tell you this. If a Dr tells me that it's already too late and I have the Big C or something else terminal? Not only will I go back to smoking, but it will be Camel straights, baby! No filter! And I'll make you call the cops to haul my dyin' ass off hospital property everytime I light up.

But short of that dire scenario, I will never light up again. Two months isn't that long...but it's long enough that I would never give up that momentum and go back to square one.

gwadzilla - One Word. Ray-Bans. Well, I guess that's actually two hyphenated words. But just get you some fucking sunglasses. Expensive ones. Not only do you look cool without a cigarette, but it prohibits eye contact with street people. Trust me. That's important. Also allows you to look at titties without being caught. That's even more important.

Thanks for stopping by, everybody! Luv ya!

Echele said...

Good for you dude! Why is everyone saying no homo?

Xavier Onassis said...

echele - LOL! Go ask Tony! I think he started the "no homo". At least that was the first place I saw it.

It's kind of a disclaimer if you say anything that could possibly be construed as gayish.

So if you talked about the American Royal BBQ contest going on this weekend, every mention of the word "pork" would probably have to be followed by a (no homo).

Get it?

emawkc said...

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Xavier Onassis said...


Echele said...

lol...ok, I get it...sorry it takes me so long to read posts and respond...I usually don't get home from work till midnight now, so end up catching up on blogs like once a week or less....and I blog even less than's like being a day lay late and a dollar short...